After 23 years of co-ordinating Wraps With Love in Kiama, Minnamurra’s Rae McClymont is ready to pass on the balls of wool.
“So far this year we have sent 147 wraps to Wollongong, from where they go to the Alexandria warehouse for distribution,” says Rae.
“Thank you to all who contributed knitting squares, crocheting or sewing up the rugs.
“It was a truly fantastic effort to all the knitters and co-ordinators concerned.
“A special thank you to Gerringong Anglican Church, Jamberoo Red Cross, Oak Flats Library and a new group – Barbara and friends from Windang.
In 2018, 26,718 wraps made Australia-wide were distributed by Wraps With Love to 14 countries including 3,860 within Australia and 14,536 wraps to World Vision.
The recent annual Knit In at Kiama Library was a great success, with over 20 knitters attending.
“Twelve knitters were new to the cause and enjoyed chatting, knitting and a delicious morning tea supplied by the Kiama Library staff,” says Rae.
“The Library has been a great help over the years as a pick up and collection point.”
At 88, she has finally decided to retire from the co-ordinating role.
“Not a lot of time is involved and if you have an interest in meeting up with lovely people this may be a job for you,” she says.
“If you would be interested in taking over the job of co-ordinating the wraps scheme in Kiama please contact me on 0403 616 213.”
Never one to miss an opportunity, Rae also wants to tell you she has plenty of donated yarn for people who might like to start knitting. Just give her a call.